TU Delft - Research Thesis
Research Tutors: Heidi Sohn, Stavros Kousoulas
The typology of Polykatoikia is regarded as the key product of Athenian urban history; an architectural symbol, which developed within a regulatory system that provided precise rules regarding the unit of the Polykatoikia but did not take into account its relationship to the city as a whole.
Urban growth of Post-War Athens was greatly affected by the architecture of the Polykatoikia which in turn raises the question of how to achieve a large scale reform of the city by altering this exact typology. How is it possible to overcome the fragmentation triggered by the development of Polykatoikia and work towards the reconstruction of collective urban formations?